Emily Thorner

Emily T.

Jamaica Plain, MA

Lesson Details



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Emily delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+

Teaching since:
September 2005

I teach voice lessons for ages 9 and older. While I do live in Boston (Jamaica Plain,) I primarily teach online by Skype. Whether it is your first voice lesson or you have been studying for years, I am dedicated to helping you meet your specific musical goals in a vocally healthy way. In addition to numerous vocal pedagogy classes, I am also well versed in the world of voice therapy. I strongly believe anyone can sing!

If you:
-Want greater breath control in your singing
-Want to extend your range
-Want to increase your confidence
-Want to be able to sing without getting tired?
-Want to ace your next audition?
-Want to know how to sing your favorite song?

I can help you get there.


Voice Teacher
Feb 2017 - Present
Concord Conservatory of Music

Private Voice Teacher
-Conduct lesson plans weekly
-Teach students vocal technique, repertoire to help them advance, sight singing, and music theory.
-Prepare students for outside musical activities including school plays, vocal ensembles, and recitals.

Voice Teacher
Mar 2015 - Present
Private Music Academy

I teach one-on-one lessons for ages 9 and up.
Current roster: 12 students

Voice Teacher
Jan 2005 - Present
Private Instructor

Voice Teacher
Jan 2014 - Dec 2015
Music Academy of Chelmsford

Private Voice Teacher
-Conduct lesson plans weekly
-Teach students vocal technique, repertoire to help them advance, sight singing, and music theory.


M.M. Music- Voice Performance
Sep 2010 - Dec 2012
Florida State Univeristy
B.A. Music- Voice Performance and Pedagogy
Sep 2006 - May 2010
Plymouth State University


Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


StAR Music Teachers National Assn. of Teaching Award
May 2010
Plymouth State University

Photos & Videos

Photo by Emily T.

Compilation video:
Opera, new music, early concert music
Queen of the Night
Magic Flute
U.S. Premiere of "Frage" - Rihm
Sound Icon
Over 22 high F's and higher!
Ah! Quelle triste destinée 
Orphée aux Enfers
Joy Beyond Measure, Mother
Little Women
Mark Adamo
Photo by Emily T.

Photo by Emily T.

Photo by Emily T.
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8 Reviews

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Susan Jan 29, 2018
Singing · In studio

I am an adult voice student who took voice lessons with Emily to improve my singing in a church choir. She succeeded, and in the process changed the way I view my voice and myself.

Emily is a very knowledgable, patient, and supportive teacher. She is also one of the most charismatic and funny people I have ever met. A joy to work with.

Highly recommended.

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Bella Jan 13, 2018
Singing · In studio

Emily is a great teacher, who really is invested in her students progress. She makes the lessons a great blend of technique work and repitore. When she picks music she gives options to the student and makes sure to pick something that helps you grow as a musician but isn’t too difficult or challenging. Over all I have had only good experiences while taking lessons with her.

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Nora Jan 9, 2018
Vocal Training · In studio

Emily is an amazing voice teacher! I have taken lessons with her for about 9 months, and with her guidance I have grown both as a singer and as a person. She knows how to motivate students to work hard, build confidence, and be excited about music. I am grateful to have her as my teacher and look forward to every lesson with her. If you want to learn from the best, I would recommend her!

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Hannah C. Jan 8, 2018
Reiki · In studio

Although I came into the process somewhat skeptical but open-minded, Emily has made me a believer. She has performed reiki on me many times and I always feel a palpable difference in how I feel both physically and mentally afterwards. If you’ve never tried reiki before and are curious about the process, I’d highly recommend giving Emily a try.

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Janice Jan 7, 2018
Classical Voice · Online

I've been studying by Skype with Emily for months and am amazed with the improvements already!

She has a very clear way of explaining things I've had trouble with, especially my breathing.

Thanks to her I now feel confident enough to sing in my local church choir which I never thought I could before.

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Kathleen A. Mar 4, 2015
Classical Voice · Online

Emily was my voice student from her high school years through college (Plymouth State University). I am able to attest to her undergraduate training in classical voice and to her dedication to the art of singing. Her undergraduate course work included Voice Pedagogy (the art & science of teaching singing), Lyric Diction (Italian, French, German, English), and Voice Repertory. She performed in musicals and operetta at the undergraduate level, and then went on to graduate voice work at Florida State University, from which she earned a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance. Her experiences there included main-stage operas and opera outreach. Emily began teaching, because she loved to help other singers, when she was still in high school. She continued teaching while an undergraduate and also while at Florida State. She is highly qualified and has much to share with her students that will help them to grow as singers and also keep their voices healthy..

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Samantha C. Feb 21, 2015
Singing · In studio

I am so glad to have taken lessons with Emily. I was really nervous to start singing lessons since I've never been proud of my voice. It was like singing in front of a good friend with her, although she still knew when to push me forward. After a few months with her my breathing greatly improved and I can hit notes I couldn't before! I'm no longer so scared to sing in front of people and I never thought I would say that. She also showed me how even little adjustments can make a big change, such as fixing my posture. In addition, I always felt comfortable going to her for all singing advice in between lessons.

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Craig D. Feb 20, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio

Emily is a very knowledgeable and intelligent voice teacher. She was good at diagnosing problems with my vocal technique and appropriately flexible in seeking out methods for improving those problems. Singers of all voice types would definitely benefit from her instruction.

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